Foundling Mitts (Colorwork Version) by Julia Temiseva

Foundling Mitts (Colorwork Version)

April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
One size: hand will fit up to 8" / 20.5cm around knuckles.
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This pattern is available from for $6.00.

This version of the Foundling Mitts (also see the twisted version) is knit in two colors: one representing Foundling, the other Lina from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

Their journey begins with an i-cord cuff, followed by a short chart showing the twists and turns in the race to hide from their chasers. One hand transforms into the rose bush and the other sprouts a single rose. The mitts are finished off with an i-cord bind off, to complete the journey when the children finally go home together.

JC Rennie Supersoft 4 ply (100% wool; 306 yds / 280m per 50g skein, 23 wpi)
MC Iris; 1 skein (only about 125 yds / 114m are needed)
CC Stonehenge; 1 skein (only about 125 yds / 114m are needed)

1 set US #1.5 / 2.5mm double-point needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Waste yarn
Yarn needle
Row counter (optional)